Settlement products seized in Hebron 13Mar11 March 14, 2011

Ma’an News Agency -  13 March 2011

Crews of the Palestinian Ministry of National Economy’s consumer protection department in Hebron seized on Saturday 2.5 tons of raw plastics manufactured in Israeli settlements.

Director of the ministry’s Hebron office Mahir Al-Qaysi told Ma’an that the goods were seized during a regular patrol during the evening hours, adding that the trucker and company importing to goods were charged and handed over to the prosecution.

In the West Bank, the sale and trade of products made and manufactured in illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands is illegal.

The Palestinian Authority passed into 2010, which includes a ban on working in settlements and trading in settlement-made goods. Shortly after President Mahmoud Abbas approved a new law that would punish traders with up to five years in prison and hefty fines for selling settlement products.

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